Macintyre, Ben, 1963- author
In 'Agent Sonya', Ben Macintyre reveals one of the last great untold spy stories of the 20th century - the woman hidden in plain sight who set the stage for the Cold War.
Penny, Louise, author
The story finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life. When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d'Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand's godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen's Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit.
Fliess, Sue, author
Christmas comes to life in this cheerful counting story with die-cut pages perfect for little hands! Kids will love this rhyming romp about two adorable siblings on Christmas Eve, who are eagerly preparing for Santa to arrive!
Smith, Crystal, (Crystal Campbell), author
Aurelia thought she saved her kingdom, only to watch it fall apart and have her people turn against her. Retreating to Greythorne Manor, a friend's ancestral home, she is surrounded by enemies-- even the house itself seems to have a sinister desire to harm her. Yet Aurelia is determined to protect her family even through her darkest moments. When all seems grim, will Aurelia find a spark of hope from a love she thought long lost?
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965, author
The story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers -- and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
DePaola, Tomie, 1934-2020, author, illustrator
Hurry, Santa! No time to rest, It's Christmas Eve. And time to get dressed! It's finally time for Santa to prepare for the most magical night of the year! But before he can spread Christmas cheer to every boy and girl, he must hurry up and get ready. Just when he's almost out the door, Santa runs back inside because OH NO! Santa's got to GO! Little ones will be chuckling with merry laughter when they find out that even Santa needs to go to the potty!
Macomber, Debbie, author
"Everly Lancaster always dreamed of leaving her hometown in rural Illinois. Now she helps run a burgeoning startup in Chicago, where her professional goals leave little time for friends...or a vacation. When a massive snowstorm hits, Everly's mother urges her to come home for Christmas, but she hesitates to return to the life she's worked so hard to escape. Searching for other holiday plans, Everly tasks her assistant with booking her a cruise--the perfect getaway. Embarking on a weeklong tour of the Amazon guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams, Everly slowly but surely begins to realize that relationships are more important than work--and just might decide to journey home just in time for Christmas Day."-- Provided by publisher.
Kusanagi, Mizuho, author 1979-
An attempt on the part of the demon Ura to steal the magic of mystic and high school student Yayoi has left him in the shape of a cat, which Yayoi takes with her as she goes about her demon-defeating missions.
Morgan, Sarah, 1948- author
A brush with mortality compels a tough-love businesswoman to gather her estranged family for a Christmas reunion in Scotland, where she teams up with her adorable granddaughter to help her daughters reconcile.
Kusaka, Hidenori, author
Sun dreams of money. Moon dreams of scientific discoveries. When their paths cross with Team Skull, both their plans go awry...
Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author
Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can't stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick's changing landscape, or lose it all.
Stine, Alison, 1978-, author
"Wylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty; her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn't return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented, extreme winter. With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wil and her small group of exiles become a target for the cult's volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow."--Back cover.
Stephenson, Simon, author
"Jared works as a dentist in small-town Michigan. His life is totally normal, except for one thing. He is a bot engineered with human DNA to look and act like a real person. One day at a screening of a classic movie, Jared feels a strange sensation around his eyes. Everyone knows that bots can't feel emotions, but as the theater lights come on, Jared is almost certain he's crying. Confused, he decides to watch more old movies to figure out what's happening. The process leads to an emotional awakening that upends his existence. Jared, it turns out, can feel. Overcome with a full range of emotions, and facing an imminent reset, Jared heads west, determined to forge real connections. He yearns to find his mother, the programmer who created him. He dreams of writing a screenplay that will change the world. Along the way, he might even fall in love. But a bot with feelings is a dangerous proposition, and Jared's new life could come to an end before it truly begins."-- Amazon.
Robb, J. D., 1950- author
"Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband's dangerous past..."-- Provided by publisher.
McLemore, Anna-Marie, author
For nearly a century the Nomeolvides women have tended the grounds and lush estate gardens of La Pradera. They have a tragic legacy: if they fall in love too deeply, their lovers vanish. When a strange boy appears in the gardens, he is a mystery to Estrella and to her family, but he's even more a mystery to himself. He knows nothing more about who he is or where he came from than his first name. As Estrella tries to help Fel piece together his unknown past, they uncover secrets as dangerous as they are magical.